Lodge Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle Review

Lodge Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle Review

Lodge Cast Iron Grill Griddle

The Lodge LPGI3 Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle, is a 20″ two-sided cast iron stove top grill that uses two burners, has raised ridges for healthy grilling of chicken, steak, fish or pork on one side, and a smooth side is perfect for making pancakes, frying bacon strips, grilling paninis or making perfect grilled cheese sandwiches


The Lodge Reversible Pro Grid Iron Grill/Griddle has excellent heat retention and distribution, so there are no cold spots and your food will be cooked perfectly, whether you are cooking hamburgers, chicken, grilled cheese or bacon.

The juices and grease collect in between the ridges away from the meat for healthy fat-free cooking, so the food is not cooking in unhealthy fat.

Some people have complained the ridges are too high, but I like this since it allows fat and grease to collect underneath the cooking surface and away from the meat.

For healthy cooking, you don’t want your meat cooking in the fat and grease.  The edges of the grill are tapered, so you can easily poured off and disposed of any grease or fat  without mess.

The smooth side of the Pro-Grid Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle is perfect for making pancakes, frying bacon strips, grilling paninis and making perfect grilled cheese sandwiches.



Sized for Two Burners

Lodge Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle

The Lodge LPGI3 Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle measures 20 inches in length by 10-1/2 inches wide and 1 inch thick, and is designed to be used on two burners of your stove top.

Depending on the size and shape of your stove top, you can place it vertically or horizontally on the burners.

The Lodge LPG13 stove top Grill is designed to heat evenly and consistently every time, with no cold spots, which makes for perfect browning, searing, or grilling meat and fish on the grill side.

Just flip it over, and the smooth griddle side can make perfect grilled cheese sandwiches, paninis, and fluffy pancakes.



Features of the Lodge LPG13 Pro-Grid Cast Iron Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle


  • 20 inch x 10.5 inch
  • Foundry seasoned, ready to use upon purchase.
  • Use on all cooking surfaces, grills and campfires.
  • Some induction tops may not be compatible with double-burner griddles.
  • Features grease trap on each side.
  • Oven safe.
  • Made in USA


Not Recommended for Glass or Ceramic cook tops


The Lodge Cast Iron Grill Griddle is not recommended for use on a glass or ceramic stove top, due to potential scratches or damage to the ceramic or glass cook top surface.


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No Seasoning Required


The Lodge Cast Iron Grill Griddle available at  Amazon.com comes pre-seasoned using a multiple-step seasoning process in which the seasoning oil is applied via an electrostatic spray system that coats the cookware, then it’s baked in commercial ovens at very high temperatures..  That means the cooking surfaces have oil baked on that creates a natural PTFE and PFOA-Free non-stick coasting, which prevents food from sticking, does not absorb smells and flavors of food, and makes clean up a lot easier.

Although you don’t need to season this pre-seasoned stove top grill, the Emeril Cookware website recommends washing your cast iron grill before use.   When the non-stick coating wears click here to learn  how to season your cast iron grill.   You know it’s time season your cast iron grill when food begins to stick.

Over time with use and washing, the non-stick coating will wear off, which is normal with any cast iron cookware.  You will notice it is time to reseason your cast iron grill/griddle when food begins to stick to it.

To ensure your Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle keeps it’s non-stick abilities, just follow these simple instruction to season your cast iron cookware when you notice food starts sticking to it.



My Secret to Prevent Food from Sticking to the Lodge Cast Iron Grill


I watch  a lot of cooking shows, and Alton Brown showed a great tip to prevent food from sticking on a cast iron grill.  Before placing meat on the hot surface, I allow the grill to get hot (350° to 450°), then coat the bottom of the ridges where the grease, oil and juices will collect, well with coarse kosher salt.

Using a basting brush or folded paper towel, I brush the top of the ridges with vegetable oil or olive oil.  The oil keeps food from sticking to the ridges, and the salt absorbs the fat and juices and makes clean up really easy.



Large Handles for Easy Handing

Lodge Cast Iron Grill Griddle

Since the surface of the Lodge LPG13 Cast Iron Grill Griddle will be quite hot after use, it has large handles on both sides for easy and ergonomic handling and movement.  If you must move the cast iron grill while hot, use a rag or oven mitts to prevent burning your hands.





Is it Oven Safe?


The Pre-Seasoned  cast iron grill can go from the stove top where you can brown or sear the outside of your meat, and straight into an oven up to 600° Fahrenheit without changing pans to cook the meat all the way through.

If a large amount of liquid collects on the bottom of the grill, remove the meat first before removing the grill from the oven, to prevent spilling any hot liquid in the oven, which can potentially cause a fire, or on yourself to prevent a nasty burn.

Your Lodge Cast Iron Grill may be hot to the touch, so make sure you use oven mitts when moving the grill from the stove top or oven.  It is recommended to let your Lodge Cast Iron Grill cool down before handling.




How to Care for the Lodge Cast Iron Grill?


As with any cast iron cookware, you should hand wash your Lodge Cast Iron Grill with warm soapy water.  Do not put in the dishwasher.  After several uses and cleanings, the non stick coating may begin to wear off, which is expected even with pre-seasoned cast iron cookware.

Just follow these simple instructions to season a cast iron skillet. You will notice the seasoning has warn off your cast iron grill/griddle when food begins to stick to the surface of the grill or griddle side.  You can easily re-season your Emil Cast Iron Grill/Griddle.





Where Can You Buy the Lodge LPG13 Cast Iron Grill Griddle


Our research of big box and online sellers of the  Lodge Cast Iron Grill/Griddle, indicates that the best value is at Amazon.com




Ken Weiss

Ken Weiss is a blogger and stay at home dad.He is the founder of the-cookingpot.com, a cooking blog for stay at home dads, that offers cookware reviews, easy recipes and tips on how to make money with a blog.

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